Straight Outta Compton and into Hollywood

February 23 2015

More gangsta than gangster, but Straight Outta Compton is a biopic of the rise and fall of the phenomenal hip-hop outfit NWA (Niggaz With Attitudez) and it’s hitting the big screen this summer.


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In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.  When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.  Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.


Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job).  The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.  Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.


Check out the trailer here


Image courtesy of Universal Studies; Legendary Pictures; Cube Vision Productions; and Will Packer Productions

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